Venezuela - Workplaces and public places go smoke-free

A resolution of the health ministry went into effect on 31 May 2011 banning smoking in both public and private indoor spaces, including workplaces and public transport. Notices must be displayed announcing that they are completely smoke-free. The law will be enforced with fines and a team of inspectors.

The scheduling of the law's implementation coincided with this year’s World No Tobacco Day.